|| Thaddeus Chase, Jr.
At Stanford: A walk-on to the Cardinal football program prior to the 2004 campaign ... Continues to improve and learn the wide receiver position ... Will battle for playing time in 2005 ... Still has four years of eligibility remaining.
The 2005 Season: Has not played.
The 2004 Season: Did not play in 2004 as a true freshman wide receiver.
In High School: Played wide receiver and free safety for Burges High School in EL Paso, Texas ... Led the city in receptions with 54 and was fourth with 611 yards receiving following his senior season ... As a free safety in his senior year, he had 100 tackles, 76 solos ... Three-time letter-winner in football and four-year letter-winner in track ... Selected First-Team Academic All-State 1-4A, Honorable Mention All-State 1-4A, First-Team All-District (WR & FS), Second-Team All-City as a receiver and team captain as a senior ... In track, he was chosen All-District and District 1-4A Male Athlete of the Year as well as qualifying for the regional meet three consecutive years ... He was the 2004 district champion in the 200m dash and was a key member on his HS track team that ranked #1 in El Paso during his junior and senior seasons ... Class Valedictorian, National Merit Black Achievement Award, Boys State Delegate, HOBY Youth Leadership ambassador, Kodak Young Leaders and Who's Who Among African American High School Students.
Personal Information: Undeclared major ... Member of the National Honor Society and Who's Who Among American High School Students.
Getting To Know: Thaddeus Chase
I would describe myself as a person as (one or two words): Focused
The reason I love football is: It allows me to be surrounded by people who are committed to one goal and I love competition.
I pattern my play after: Terrell Owens
My greatest athletic moment is: In high school, I "trucked" a DB and ran 30 yards up field to score a touchdown.
The biggest thrill in my life to date is: Having the opportunity to play collegiate football at Stanford University.
The teammate I admire the most is: Evan Moore
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Stanford Stadium
The toughest player I have faced in college is: Leigh Torrence
A friend from another college football team is: Ryan Darnell (Harvard)
The reason I chose Stanford University is: Represents what I want in life, a great education with the chance to play Division I athletics
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: A lot about myself and how much I still need to learn
The best thing about Stanford is: It's diversity and distance from home that has let me grow as an individual
My favorite class at Stanford is: Spanish
My least favorite class at Stanford is: IHUM (Introduction to Humanities)
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs?: It's focus not on just excelling on the field but in the classroom as well.
The sports team I followed when I was younger: Dallas Cowboys
The athlete I admire most is: Michael Johnson
The person I admire most is: My dad
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Will Smith
The person in history I admire most are: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Best book I have read: The Death and Life of Superman
Favorite food: Seafood
Least Favorite food: Broccoli
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: a lot of things, my dad taught me how to cook, so I'd be fine...
Favorite movie: The Last Samurai, Finding Nemo or Gladiator
Favorite TV show: Family Guy, Swat Kats (old cartoon) or any Looney Tunes episode
Favorite actor: Will Smith, Johnny Depp, Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx
Favorite actress: Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts
If a movie were made of my life, I would have the following actor play me: Will Smith
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: After making an amazing catch, I hurdle a defender and leap over another only to do a front flip, and land it, into the end zone.
Favorite musical group or performer: There are too many to list
If I were not playing college football, I would be: running collegiate track or practicing martial arts
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: One of the greatest and dedicated receivers to play at Stanford University
The best advice I ever received was: To keep a cool head even when you make mistakes
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: my best friend Dulce (BYU)
The place I'd most like to visit: Japan
The favorite place I've visited: Miami, FL
Hobbies: Reading, Halo (Xbox), watching movies
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: Playing in the NFL or have a family
My advice to youngsters: Pursue your dreams even if they seem far fetched, at first I didn't think I was going to play college football, but I'm here. I walked on here and I'm making a name for myself, if I can do it, y'all can do it too.
My most prized possession: My bear I've had since the day of my birth
If I won $1 million, I would: Buy my parents their dream house and invest/save most of it after buying myself a nice car.
The one thing about college football I would change: The BCS
Last Updated: September 21, 2005